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The Birds Fall Down By Rebecca West

The Birds Fall Down

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Through a vivid canvas layered with intrigue, conspiracy and murder, Rebecca West has created a story that is at once a family saga, a political thriller, a philosophical drama and a historical novel.

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The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West

One afternoon, in an early summer of this century, eighteen-year-old Laura Rowan sits on the garden steps of her house embroidering a handkerchief. She overhears a conversation between her father, an English Member of Parliament, and her mother, Tania, the daughter of an exiled Russian royalist. Tania's decision to take Laura to Paris to visit her grandfather, Count Nikilai Diakonov, means that Laura will unwittingly become a witness to the momentous events leading up to the Russian Revolution...Through a vivid canvas layered with intrigue, conspiracy and murder, Rebecca West has created a story that is at once a family saga, a political thriller, a philosophical drama and an historical novel.

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Top-drawer spies...A gripping study of betrayal and double-agents set among aristocratic Tsarist exiles. * Sun *

About Rebecca West


Rebecca West was born in London in 1892. She was educated in Edinburgh and began to appear in print as a journalist in London as early as 1911. She was created a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1959 and died in March 1983.

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The Birds Fall Down by Rebecca West
Rebecca West
Virago Modern Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1986-11-10
448
0860686620
9780860686620
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